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and the united states, the governor of libya, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states. than heavily armed mob sters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. president obama was asked about the relationship we jipt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and by definition as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally. >> the president has been very clear. everybody has understand, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change in the nature of our relationship. obviously, the president had a conversation with president morsi. it's the responsibility of the egyptian government, of as a host, to protect facilities including our ow
. diplomats who gave their lives representing the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> now for the bigger picture we turn to abc's global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour, who reported from this region for years, was on the frontlines for us for years during the arab spring. what have you heard about whether this is al queda, a different kind of al qaeda affiliate at all? >> clearly intelligence and security forces are looking into that. we don't know and i've been cautioned not to say it is al qaeda yet. they're still looking for exactly who is responsible. >> and today we were struck by something secretary of state clinton said. i think a lot of americans have been saying the same thing. how could this happen? she posed this question, in a country we helped liberate? what does this say now about americans in this region? >> i can imagine so many americans
from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. i said that crippling sanctions needed to be put in place immediately. that combined with standing up with iranian dissidents. the president was silent when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> yes, and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince
minister, who is determined to show he's cooperating with the united states. he says more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here in tripoli to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, and saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack, just inside the compound, easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed. two others were killed in the house used as a safe haven, including at least one former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we kne
the film. now there is fear there may be backlash here in the united states. abc 7 news has that story from concord. >> for 13 years st. mary and st. nina catholic orthodox church has been part of the concord community. the morning service allowed followers to reflect upon the latest violence in egypt. >> this is very sad. egypt is not now the country it used to be. >> jipt's catholic christians makeup 85% of the people that. community experienced discrimination from religious extremists and now, there are reports linking the infamous antiislamic movie to a koptic christian living in cerritos. >> if we have one cop did something bad it doesn't mean you label the whole church that they're bad. we're not behind this person or this movie. >> father anthony and his church condemned the film, still, they fear there will be a retaliation resulting in violence and persecution against koptic christians. muslims in the by area fear a backlash. they, too, have been critical of the attacks on the u.s. embassy and violence in egypt, libya and in parts of the middle east. and amina from the islamic netw
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
of the united states has an obligation after four years of being president, to be the one who's the most specific. >> so the challenger doesn't have to? >> i didn't say that. he has the bigger obligation. that ad does nothing to add to the debate and discussion, except to not tell the truth. he starts off by not telling the truth. which is, the president says governor romney wants more tax cuts for the rich. which is not true. governor romney said it over and over and over again, the rich will not pay less. under his tax plan. >> but their tax rates will come down. >> george, you chakd the rates. if the same amount of money coming out of your pocket and my pocket, you don't care what the rate is. i think what we're trying to do is where america is more competitive on its race with the rest of the world. we're competing in a global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear vision on that. guess what he's going do, he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. >> don't
with anger rising now across the muslim word, aimed at the united states. all stemming from that controversial anti-muslim movie. hundreds of protesters poured into the grounds of the u.s. embassy in yemen. we're told all personnel are safe at this time. new protests broke out in cairo. police fired tear gas to disperse protesters. president obama said the country of egypt is not an ally of the u.s., but not an enemy, either. and the investigation into tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is just beginning. jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: it's blistering hot here. there's an undercurrent of anger and sadness. tell the american people we are so sorry about the killing of ambassador stevens, one person said to me. conveying that the murder of stevens and the killing of three over americans on tuesday night do not speak for all libyans. there have been spontaneous demonstrations on streets against extremists and expressing gratitude for the united states. another big one planned here in martyr square on friday. jeffrey kofman, tripoli. >>> in other news,
these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what is the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this? >> reporter: well, lama mentioned already, that reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to some of the leaders there. telling them, it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis has a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on
of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of
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